MEDALS TO 1920

Military General Service Medal  Barrosa / Vittoria / Nivelle / Nive / Orthes / Toulouse SAML MORRIS, CAPT. 28TH FOOT.  2950

Samuel Morris served with the 2nd Battalion 28th Foot (North Gloucestershire Regiment) and was commissioned Ensign
January 1805. Lieutenant April 1806. Captain November 1813. Cadell's HIstory of the 28th Regiment states that he was "severely wounded" at Vittoria. Retired on Half Pay November 1814.
He settled in T
orquay with his wife Sarah. He died 8 July 1863 and was buried at Torquay Cemetery, but his grave memorial no longer exists. However he is remembered on the family memorial at Newcastle, Wicklow, Ireland: "Sacred to the memory of Samuel Morris, late Capt. in Her Majesty's 28th Regiment of Foot, who died the 8th July 1865, aged 79. Interrerd at Torquay." (death certificate confirms year as 1863).
Clasps confirmed on roll.
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Private Andrew Mealey

Military General Service Medal  Busaco / Albuhera / Nivelle / Nive / Orthes / Toulouse A. MEALEY, 39TH FOOT.  2500
Copy papers. Andrew Mealey was born in Rapohe, Donegal in 1786. He joined the Donegal Militia in 1803 and enlisted into the 39th (Dorsetshire) Foot in May 1809. He was discharged in January 1825, suffering from asthma and rheumatism. His conduct had been good. Medal and clasps confirmed on medal roll. The Athlone Sentinel, 27 August 1841 reports that "Andrew Mealey" has been elected "a letter-carrier or this town to the Government."

Captain Edward Garmonsway Waldy
28th Foot


Crimea Medal Sebastopol / Inkermann / Alma  E.G. WALDY. 28TH REGT. Turkish Crimea Medal Order of the Medjidie Edward Garmonsway Waldy was born in Eaglescliffe, Yorkshire 31 May 1835. 30 March 1852 Sir Octavius Duncombe wrote a letter of recommendation, "I am anxious to bring under the notices of yourself and the Commander in Chief Mr. Edward Garmonsway Waldy whose name I am informed is upon his Grace's list for a commission in the infantry. He is the son of a most respectable magistrate residing in Yorkshire, educated at Eton and now studying with a gentleman who prepares for the Army. He will be 17 years of age in May next."
2nd Lieutenant (by purchase) 8 July 1853, 28th Foot (North Gloucestershire). His servie record states: "Crimean Campaign 1854 as Ensign with the 28th Foot -  At the Battles of Alma, Inkerman - as Lieutenant in the 28th Foot during the remainder of the campaign including the attack & capture of the cemetery on 18th June 1855, the capture of Sebastopol 8th Septr 1855. Lieutenant (without purchase) 8 December 1854. Medal for the Crimea with three clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Fifth Class of the Medjiedie."
Crimea Medal Sebastopol / Inkermann / Alma  E.G. WALDY. 28TH REGT.
Turkish Crimea Medal

Order of the Medjidie

Medal engraved, without rank. Edward Garmonsway Waldy was born in Eaglescliffe, Yorkshire 31 May 1835.
30 March 1852 Sir Octavius Duncombe wrote a letter of recommendation, "I am anxious to bring under the notices of yourself and the Commander in Chief Mr. Edward Garmonsway Waldy whose name I am informed is upon his Grace's list for a commission in the infantry. He is the son of a most respectable magistrate residing in Yorkshire, educated at Eton and now studying with a gentleman who prepares for the Army. He will be 17 years of age in May next."
2nd Lieutenant (by purchase) 8 July 1853, 28th Foot (North Gloucestershire). His servie record states: "Crimean Campaign 1854 as Ensign with the 28th Foot - At the Battles of Alma, Inkerman - as Lieutenant in the 28th Foot during the remainder of the campaign including the attack & capture of the cemetery on 18th June 1855, the capture of Sebastopol 8th Septr 1855.

Lieutenant (without purchase) 8 December 1854. Medal for the Crimea with three clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Fifth Class of the Medjiedie."
Left Crimea for Malta May 1856.
15 February 1857 his father wrote: "have ordered my bankers to pay 1100 to Messrs Cox & Co. for the purchase of a Company in the 28th Foot for my son Lieut. E.G. Waldy. I am afraid he will be very anxious tro remain with his Regiment, with which he has been since July 1853 having gone with it to Turkey in Feb 1854 when on duty thro the whole Crimean Campaign and endured the severe winter of 1854 without being off duty." Captain by purchase 9 January 1857.
Transferred to the 76th Foot 27 November 1857.
2 March 1858 London Gazette confirms Order of the Medjidie 5th Class.
To Gibraltar May 1858.
Retired by sale of commission 10 May 1861. Settled in Eaglescliffe, where he succeeded his father as Justice of the Peace. Appointed Chairman of the Board of Guardians.
He died 30 July 1887 and was buried at St. Mary Magdalene church, Yarm on Tees, Yorkshire.
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